This week Creative Writing doctorate student Owen Lowery appeared on the BBC1’s Inside Out North West.
He completed his Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Bolton and is currently doing his PhD, concentrating on the poetry of Keith Douglas – a soldier killed in action during the Second World War.
Owen already has two books published and has toured the country reading his work. Owen’s poetry collection Rego Retold was been named Poetry Book of the Month by The Observer earlier this year.
Professor Jon Glover tells us Owen has submitted his PhD and should have his viva soon. Said Professor Glover: ‘This is great publicity for University of Bolton and a great celebration of Owen’s achievements. Colleagues who met him may remember that he was the youngest ever UK judo champion and had a serious spinal injury which left him tetraplegic.’ If you missed Monday night’s Inside Out North West, watch it on iplayer.
To mark the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth (17th October 1915), playwrights, directors and an actor, reflect on what his work means to them and describe their personal connection with the playwright and his work. Part of a season of dramas and documentaries across Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra exploring Miller’s life and work.
University Honorary Doctorate recipient, the actor Margot Leicester, has performed in many Arthur Miller plays. She writes about the deep personal connection she feels with his characters; recalls her experiences of working in the rehearsal room with Miller; and the process as an actor of, in Miller’s words, ‘making the lines land’ in this BBC Radio 3 programme.
Currently available on iplayer
With Chinese President Xi Jinping currently enjoying a historic state visit to the UK – Bolton has hosted its own delegation from the Far East.
A group of about 40 staff and students from the famous Bayi School in Beijing – which President Jinping once attended – came to the borough to visit the town, the University and its football club.
Wanderers helped to organise the trip, which saw the school’s vice-principal sign a memorandum of understanding with the club, which is aimed at forging links that could result in Whites coaches travelling to China and Bayi students coming to train at the new free school at the Macron.
Simon Li, of the China Alliance, which organised the visit with Whites, told The Bolton News: ‘The idea is that in the future, students from Bayi will come to train as students at the Bolton Wanderers Free School and perhaps go on to study at the University of Bolton.’
Catering Team Leader at the University of Bolton, Caron Stephens, has been awarded Team Member of the Month by Catering Academy. Caron was lauded for her work with summer school students from China, looking after their catering needs and taking the time to get to know each group of students. You can read more here
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